The US debt ceiling deal still needs to pass in the voting round expected to take place in the House of Representatives.
US President Joe Biden's administration defended the decision to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan in 2021. It followed almost two decades in the country, and led almost immediately to the Taliban reclaiming power.
24 Oct 2022
Chinese state media said former President Hu Jintao was escorted off the stage at the Communist Party Congress as he was "not feeling well." Speculation is rife that he may have challenged Xi Jinping's power grab.
2 Jun 2022
US President Joe Biden has promised to meet lawmakers on guns. Meanwhile, details from the grim day inside the elementary school emerge.
19 Mar 2022
Volodymyr Zelensky has addressed the US Congress. Ukraine's president made a plea for more help to defend his country against Vladimir Putin's forces. On day 21 of the Russian invasion, with shelling and air strikes continuing, Zelensky appealed to the United States to do more. But will he get what he wants?
15 Sep 2021
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken told the Foreign Affairs Committee that the previous presidency left Joe Biden little choice but to complete the withdrawal. Republicans called it "an unmitigated disaster."
13 Apr 2021
Taofeek Arapaja has emerged chairman of the People's Democratic Party in Southwest after defeating his closest rival, Eddy Olafeso.
25 Mar 2021
President Joe Biden calls for the United States to ban assault weapons, as he urges Congress to act on gun control in the wake of a mass shooting in Colorado. "I don't need to wait another minute, let alone an hour, to take common sense steps that will save lives in the future," says Biden in an address from the White House.
9 Jan 2021
US President-elect Joe Biden refuses to weigh in on moves to impeach President Donald Trump, saying the matter is up to Congress.
9 Jan 2021
A new Venezuelan parliament dominated by ruling socialists has been inaugurated, consolidating President Nicolas Maduro's grip. Out of a job as speaker, opposition head Juan Guido vowed to chair rival sessions online.
13 Dec 2020
The US House of Representatives has passed a bill that could kick Chinese companies off American stock markets if they don’t disclose more information and comply with US audit rules. A Senate version of the bill was already passed in May, and President Donald Trump is expected to sign the bill into law before he leaves office. Plus, Uber is reportedly in advanced talks to sell its flying taxi unit to an American aviation firm, as it shifts its focus to food delivery from its pandemic-hit ride hailing business.
12 Nov 2020
Martin Vizcarra stands accused of taking hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes. While he rejects the allegations, he has said he will not fight the impeachment and step down immediately.